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Adult swimming lessons

We offer swimming lessons for adults of all abilities at Ravelin Sports Centre

It’s never too late to learn to swim, and as well as being a life skill, it can also help you with staying fit and healthy. At Ravelin Sports Centre, we are launching our adult swimming lessons in 2022. The aim of our Learn to Swim programme is to provide high quality swimming lessons for the Portsmouth community. 

Whether you are looking to build your confidence in the water, or if you’ve never swum before, our instructors can help you with reaching your goals.

Who can sign up for adult swimming lessons?

Our adult swimming lessons are open to anyone over the age of 16. Our swimming instructors can tailor the lessons to individual needs, so if you are a complete beginner, or just looking to improve your technique, we can help at Ravelin Sports Centre. 

The options available

  • Block of lessons - When it comes to booking your swimming lessons, you will have to book in blocks. We offer blocks of 4, 8 and 12 lessons. Once you have paid for your block of lessons, they will take place over consecutive weeks. 
  • 1:1 lessons - We also offer 1:1 swimming lessons which are primarily aimed at those who are aquaphobic, these lessons can be booked through Learn2. 
Swimming lessons (adult) Ultimate Member PAYG Fee
 8x 30 minute lessons  £52.00 £57.20
 10x 30 minute lessons  £62.00 £69.00


1:1 Swimming lessons (adult) Price
 1x 30 minute lesson  £23.25

Adult swimming lessons - register your interest

If you would like to register your interest in adult swimming lessons before bookings open please complete the form below. Please note this is not confirmation of a booking, it'll simply help us shape our adult swimming lesson programme.

For guidance or assistance in filling out the form below, please contact

Frequently asked questions

Photography and videoing of swimming lessons within Ravelin Sports Centre is strictly prohibited.


To ensure safety and to keep belongings secure, nothing should be taken poolside.


Swimmers should wear appropriate swimwear for their lessons. Ideally men should wear trunks and women a one-piece swim costume. Long hair should be tied back and no jewellery should be worn during lessons.


Swimmers must change in the group rooms and not in other areas of the sports centre, including poolside or café areas.


Lockers are provided for swimmers’ belongings. Items such as Clothes, bags. should not be left unattended in the changing rooms.


Yes, you will be able to use the sauna and steam room either before or after your swimming lessons. 

If you have any more queries about swimming lessons, you can talk to a member of our team at the reception of Ravelin Sports Centre. Alternatively, you can email our Swimming and Wetside officer: Please do not disturb the swim teachers at any time.